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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Drink a beer, save a butterfly!

Silverspot IPA holds a permanent slot in the Pelican lineup with its brilliant gold color and assertively complex hop aroma. Brew Master Darron Welch selected the blend of Sterling, Fuggle and Meridian hops, focusing on herbal, floral, spicy and tangerine-like characters to create this highly drinkable 6% abv English-Style IPA.

Silverspot IPA celebrates the Oregon Silverspot butterfly which once flourished in coastal grasslands from Washington to California. Due to habitat loss, this threatened butterfly is now found only in a handful of protected areas. The Oregon Coast is home to most of these sites including nearby Mt. Hebo and Cascade Head, which can be seen from the patio of the Pelican Pub & Brewery. Oregon Silverspot butterflies depend on a unique ecosystem of coastal grasslands, with caterpillars feeding on violet leaves and butterflies drinking the nectar of flowering plants. A collaborative habitat restoration and reintroduction program is helping to increase this butterfly population. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will help fund conservation efforts for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.

philbertk's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22 oz. Bottle purchased for $5.59 + tax @ Chuck’s 85th Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle. Half inch rapidly dissipating medium lace wispy light orange head. Crystal clear thin bright gold color. Mild English hop subtle floral hop front. No sediment. Medium light textured mild sweet delicately herbal fruit crisp Pale Ale body. Very drinkable refreshing mild hop spice end. Fresh English hop flavors and no English stank. Nice mild IPA. (3.0 / 5.0).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5725) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Rich, super hazy golden and bright peach coloured body with a rich, two centimetre tall pure tan head. Aroma of earthy and english hops with some grain and malt perhaps more noticeable than the hops Light to Medium-bodied; Strong lemon and light pine hop notes show up first with some subdued honey and earthy malt elements as well, tucked into some grain and herbal flavours near the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of earth, some light hops and some caramelised sugars, good, but not great. Overall, a decent IPA that shows more of an English feel than anything else, but decent and nice to try, even here in Hawaii! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from the Kona Wine Market in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii [Island], Hawaii on 10-August-2016 for US$6,30 sampled in my hotel/condo on 12-August-2016 in Kona, Hawaii [Island].

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2375) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Draft to taster at source in Cannon Beach pour avg gold with thin white head. Nose dank hop light soap, pine. Taste moderate bitter bite up front, then pine and dank. Moderate bitter through the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (623) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Copper with orange tinges and frothy off white head. Subtle aromas of earthy hops, a touch of citrus blossom and a deep biscuit malt base. Upfront bitterness of earthy hops, with elements of grapefruit and resin. Well integrated sweet biscuity malt, but the dry, earthy bitterness continues throughout the beer right to the end. I love the English style of IPA. I wish more brewers would take it on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2016
300116. Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. All round good honest IPA loaded with flavour and aroma. Looks good sin the glass and this is a beer that is not hard to enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bomber. Pours a copper color with a white head and minimal lacing. Aroma of floral and can taste pine and hints of grapefruit or tangerine. Average beer ----Hophaze out

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Tap at Brewer’s Haven. Pours a flat copper color, fairly clear, lots of small bubbles, and a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty. Some citrus, but its faint. Lightly bitter up front, a little more of the malty sweetness in the tail. Floral and tropical fruit notes, light clean finish. Some hints of honey. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theswiftsa (71) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy Amber. Aroma of pine and a hint of biscuit. Taste is pine, melting into a biscuity, marmalade malty finish. Medium bitterness. A well balanced English IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Nice floral/spicy hop scents, not the overwhelming pine/citrus of NW Cascade hops, much more subtle. Dark golden with a beige head that leaves nice lacing. Crisp and lightly floral, sweetness balances nice, easy drinking for sure. Nice to know I’m helping an endangered species by drinking good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
On tap at Pelican in Tillamook, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma reveals notes piney English hops and biscuity notes. Flavour is similar, with piney English hops, toasted crackery malt and a slight herbal hop tinge. Clean and balanced. Solid English IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
Had as part of a flight, enjoyed it, but the glass had that sterilized dishwasher taste which affected flavour and nose.

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